Professor Richard Price Appointed as New Political Science Department Head

Excerpt from Gage Averill, Dean, Faculty of Arts

It is my pleasure to confirm that the Provost has granted approval to appoint Dr. Price as the next Head
of the Department of Political Science. I am pleased also to advise that Dr. Price has agreed to undertake
the role of Head from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

I take this opportunity to thank the members of the Advisory Committee for their good work and advice
throughout this search process, and I look forward to working with Dr. Price over the coming years.

I also wish to acknowledge and thank Dr. Barbara Arneil for her contributions as part of the Heads and
Directors group of the Faculty and for her inspired leadership and service over the past three years.
During her time as Head, Dr. Arneil has steered the Department through a period of growth in student
enrolments and now in faculty complement as well. The Department is playing a leading role in its
attention to alumni connections and to the training of graduate students. Dr. Arneil also helped to
shape the launch of a School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, with vibrant connections to the
Department, even as the Department continues to support the International Relations Program and
contribute to the Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, the Institute for Future Legislators, the
new cluster in Migration Studies and many other interdisciplinary initiatives. She has been a tireless
advocate for the Department, and for the Faculty and UBC, and I thank her for her superb service.

About Professor Price:

2008-09 UBC Killam Teaching Prize Recipient

Richard Price (Ph.D., Cornell) specializes in international relations. His research interests focus on the role of norms in world politics, particularly norms limiting warfare; constructivist international relations theory; normative international relations theory; the politics of international law, and ethics in world politics. His publications include the co-authored, Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Moral Limit and Possibility in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2008), The United Nations and Global Security (with Mark Zacher, co-editor, 2004), The Chemical Weapons Taboo (Cornell University Press, 1997), and numerous articles in International Organization, World Politics, International Security, European Journal of International Relations, and the Review of International Studies among others. His teaching interests include courses on world politics, the politics of international law, ethics in world politics, and international relations theory.

From 2011-2014 he was Senior Advisor to UBC President Stephen Toope.